THE HORSES OF GREAT BARROW

 

 

 

 

Those of you who follow our Facebook page will have seen whats been going on in the last week, last Sunday 24th March 2018 a lovely lady brought to light, the plight of 4 abandoned horses in Great Barrow. Sadly, as can been seen in the photographs, one had already died thru lack of care and so it was paramount that we got the remaining 3 to safety.

They weren’t thin/sick enough to be seized on welfare grounds, so we liaised with Cheshire Police and the RSPCA to remove them on abandonment grounds. This means placing an abandonment notice at the scene for a minimum of 4 days, in order to give an owner chance to let us know they exist. During this time they have been in a neighbouring field with plenty of grass and water, so already doing much better than they were.

Saturday was the day their lives changed forever, we went with an amazing team of people, who gave up hours of their time, to corale the 3 unhandled, very scared horses into a horse box to bring them home.

They have really settled in well and we can’t thank everyone who helped us get them here enough. They will spend 2 weeks in quarantine, getting to know us humans and being fed correctly to regain their lost weight and condition. Once they are ready, they will see the vet, dentist and farrier.

If you would like to buy them some food, it would be very much appreciated, they will be eating Baileys No.4, Alfa A and Fibre beet, plus ad-lib Haylage. If you are a customer of Manor Farm Feed and Bedding Supplies in Frankby, Wirral, you can add a bag to your order and ask for it to be delivered here,  or contact Stu at Manor Farm and send payment direct to him. Alternatively, you can make a payment to use via several ways on our donate page.

Thank you so much to our team, supporters and everyone who helped as always. 

I will add a few Thank You’s here as our website is having work done, and it will be easier to transfer one page when ready.

Massive thank you’s to:

Sue Dunning and all the staff and customers at Debenham’s Chester, Cosmetic Department for raising £605.00 in store. All the staff and customers at City Aesthetics Chester who had a fab time and raised £170.00. We held a naming competition and raised £183.00 with a prize to the winners of a large Easter Egg donated from Tesco’s Bidston. With the colt (small coloured cob) being named Marley by his saviour, the two mare have been named Peggy (Coloured) and Lacey (Bay) so a big thank you to you all who entered the competition.

 

A big thank you to Colberry Saddlery and all their customers who held an Easter raffle and raised £75 for us. We really do appreciate all your support.